What can you say about this bloke? He is not only a wonderful player but a fantastic person also.
Born on the 31/01/1982
Karl commenced with St Mary’s in 2004/05 season after transferring from Port Adelaide in SA. Whilst at Port Adelaide
he was Captain of the U/19’s and won their Best and Fairest in 2000. In 2001 and 2002 he won Ports Best and Fairest
in the reserves He made his league debut for Port against Norwood in Rd 16 2002 and played the last of his 9 games on 27/06/2003
against Sturt. He also had a one off season in the WAFL in 2007 when he played 13 games for Swan Districts
During St Mary’s
off season Karl often plays with other leagues. He has won the Best and Fairest for Kadina FC in S A and while playing with
“Noodles” in 2008 for Dimboola FC he won their Best and Fairest.
In 2014 he played in Kerang’s premiership side in the Central Murray League
Karl has played in 7 premierships at St Mary’s (2004/05, 2007/08, 2008/09, 2009/10, 2012/13, 2013/14 and
2015/16) and been in three loosing GF 2005/06, 2010/11 and 2014/15.
He has been St Mary’s Best and Fairest in 2009/10, 2010/11 and 2013/14. He was also runner up in 2007/08
beaten by another very good player in Jared Ilett
Karl became St Mary’s 35th player since the cyclone to play 100 games for St Mary’s when
he lined up in Rd 4 on the 30/10/2011 against Waratahs
He played two seasons for NT Thunder in their inaugural season of 2009 and 2011in which he played 32 games and
kicked 11 goals. He missed out playing in NT Thunder’s first grand Final against Morningside due to having to be best
man at a friend’s wedding. The next week though he played in the cross conference GF where NT Thunder beat Ainslie to
be crowned grand champions.
He also played in two Foxtel Cup matches against Morningside
and East Perth in 2011.
He also represented the NTFL against North Adelaide in 2006
Karl will play in his 150th game for St Mary’s when in Rd 16 on 7/02/2016 he runs out against
Palmerston to become St Mary’s 41st player Life Member. He has also kicked 75 goals
Karl could possibly become a life member of the NTFL if he plays another 10 games with St Mary’s when
you add on his NT Thunder games and 1 Rep game and 1 Foxtel game which would be a stellar finish to a fantastic career with
He lives happily in Warwick in Queensland’s southwest after transferring with his
work in the Clontaff programme this season (2015/16) and flies in each week he can to play. From all the members and supporters
well done Karl on a wonderful career.